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Examples of Bad Websites

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There are countless examples of embarrassing website designs and development out there. These are the latest examples we have discovered. For each site below we provide a brief analysis to assist you in avoiding the same pitfalls.

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Midwest Motorcycle Supply

Example of a bad website: Midwest Motorcycle Supply

The person who submitted today's bad website says "way too many photo rollovers!" and we agree.  More design sins await you on the subpages, all having a different color scheme and "style."  

A well-designed website is consistent with font, colors, and format from page to page. If you're going to use brand logos, make sure they are high-res instead of the blurry messes on the FAMILY OF BRANDS page.

We tried three times to load the main feature, the 2017 catalog PDF, and it would not load.  A lack of responsive design also declares this website a booger.



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Chassis Systems

Example of a bad website: Chassis Systems

A website should have a purpose.  Some are informational, some are self-promoting, most are selling something. It's hard to tell what today's bad website is for.

There are pictures, definitions, explanations and contact information.  There is a navigation option for Video, but there's nothing there but a green background that'll make you dizzy. What's missing?  Something that tells the website visitor what to do.

It doesn't help that the photos and information are being presented in a very old-fashioned way.  Maybe this website's been abandoned, the photos are stamped 2002, which is 15 years ago.



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WebStyler

Example of a bad website: WebStyler

If you have a company that is in the business of selling website development, you'd better have a website of your own that is impressive.  Makes sense, right?

Today's bad website claims to build and host web sites (sic) for businesses nationwide.  This is a strange claim, as it's hard to believe that any modern business would want their website to look like this one.  Would you drive around in a crappy car if you were trying to sell luxury cars?  Wear stained, mismatched clothes if you were trying to sell upscale menswear?  You get the point.  Unfortunately, this website does not.




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WebDevelPro

Example of a bad website: WebDevelPro

How are bad websites like baseball?

 

Flickery, starfield background - strike one.

 

Flash elements, front and center - strike two.

 

Shop link that leads to a security warning page - strike three.



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Fullwell Recording Studio

Example of a bad website: Fullwell Recording Studio

Have you ever come across a website that shows an award the business has won?  Of course you have, and good for them!  Companies should show off when they win something.  What's a bit suspicious, though, is when that award is YEARS old.  Are they still in business?  

Today's bad website has just such a statement, winning 'best recording studio for rock' (in Phoenix, anyway) in 2008.  That's nine years ago.  See what we mean?  Have they done nothing impressive in the years since then?

However, that's not the worst thing.  The blurry logo, the glaring neon words against a black background, the utter lack of navigation, or even contact info visible above the fold are what qualifies this as a true boogersite.



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